I’m not going to give you step by step instructions, rather, I hope to spark your imagination. I will, however, supply a few tips.
Start collecting supplies. Over the next week (more or less) keep an eye out for rocket parts. Ask friends to check their recycle bin for you.
Note: Keep an “arts and crafts junk box” for kids’ projects. Inside the box add bits and bobs of “trash” such as plastic bottles that have been cleaned out, Styrofoam trays, bottle tops, thread spools, used but clean popsicle sticks, toilet paper rolls…
This rocket was made from all recycled parts
Adjusting the circumference of your cylinder is easy.
The above rocket needed the toilet paper roll to fit snugly in the top of a paper towel tube.
The nose of a rocket can be made this way.
Design your own spacecraft. I call this The Penguin for obvious reasons.
Make a space themed mobile . Don’t forget to add a few asteroids or some silly aliens.